## Hybrid Orbitals Notation?

$sp, sp^{2}, sp^{3}, dsp^{3}, d^{2}sp^{3}$

Kimberly 1H
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### Hybrid Orbitals Notation?

Each hybrid orbital is formed by the linear combinations of x amount of orbitals, but I don't understand the way they're denoted. In the textbook it lists the one of the 3 sp2 orbitals as:
h1= s+21/2py

LorenzoDuvergne3I
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### Re: Hybrid Orbitals Notation?

I also don't understand where that sqrt(2) comes into play

Nicklas_Wright_1A
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### Re: Hybrid Orbitals Notation?

I'm not sure what that denotation is saying. Maybe try double checking what it says in the textbook in case you were reading it wrong.